Hope Floats This Year For Mardi Gras in New Orleans

February 16, 2021

For Mardi Gras in New Orleans last year, I donned a pair of gold lamé pants, a feathered hat encrusted with shiny sequins and a colorful mask (not the kind we’re all wearing today), then joined my neighbors and other Read More...

Barcelona Opera Reopens to Audience of 2,292 Plants

June 28, 2020

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This puts the culture in horticulture: After a three month shutdown, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house reopened with an audience of 2,292 plants.

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During the theater’s Concierto Para el Bioceno (Concert for the Biocene), those planted in their … Read More...

Lawn Mowed Into Checkerboard Becomes Natural Social Distancing Space

June 26, 2020

The novel Cornavirus has inspired some novel ideas. From personal glass greenhouses at an Amsterdam restaurant, stuffed pandas occupying chairs in a Bangkok eatery, to pool noodle hats at a cafe in Germany, people are exercising their collective creativity to Read More...

Amsterdam Restaurant To Serve Guests in Individual Glass Greenhouses

May 8, 2020

As the world braces itself for the reopening’s new normal and wonders what that will look like, a waterside Amsterdam restaurant will be serving guests candlelit plant-based meals in the safety of individual glass greenhouses.

To maintain minimal physical contact … Read More...

Girona, Spain’s Temps de Flors Festival Blends Horticulture and Art

September 4, 2016

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temps-de-flors-eiffel-bridge-side-hanging-plants-urbangardenswebGustav Eiffel’s Pont de le Peixateries Velles over Onyar river. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton.

The history of Girona, Spain is as colorful as the ochre and coral-toned buildings lining the banks of the Onyar river that flows through this ancient

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